How to upload content

Register and Start

If you wish to send information to Medievalitis, we recommend that you register, although this is not mandatory. After registering as a user, you will be redirected to a form that will allow you to send us your information. If you wish to send a link please go to “Send Link”. Find out more about how to register below.

Even if you don’t register or Log in, you can always publish content anonymously. In this case, however, the author of the content will be generically labelled as “medievalist”, which means that you will not be able to edit it once posted. When catalogued under this pseudonym, any such content will be more difficult to find and it will be given less priority when it comes to publishing it. We therefore recommended that you register as a user and log in each time you wish to upload content to Medievalitis.

If you already have an account, check that you are logged in – this can be seen in the top left corner. Your name will appear there if you are logged in. If this is not the case, the options “Register/Log in” will be available. Please click there and fill in your details. If you have forgotten your password, click on “Forgotten Password?” and fill in your email address. You should then check your inbox, including SPAM. If you still have any problems, please contact us.

Please follow the next steps in the registration process:

  1. Click on “Register” in the upper menu or in the following link: https://www.medievalitis.com/wp-login.php?action=register
  2. Fill in your details and click on “Register”. Choose a Username that you’ll uses to log in in the future. Your publications will appear under this Username.
  3. You will receive an email asking you to create a password. It may take a few minutes for the email to arrive, and it may go into your SPAM inbox, so please be patient and check all your inboxes.
  4. You are now registered. The message “Registration completed. Please check your inbox” will appear in the Log In screen. Fill in your Username and Password to log in. From now on, each time you wish to upload content you should go to Publish in the upper menu, fill in your details and return to the publication panel.

These images show the differences on the screen before and after logging in. Some details may differ.

Upper right bar for an anonymous user, who is not yet registered or logged in.
Side bar of a vertical-screen device for an anonymous user, who is not registered or logged in.
Side bar of a vertical-screen device for a registered user, in this case with the sample username “Medievalista”.

Once registered, you will be able to publish content using your username. Check that you are logged in before atemmpting to upload content – your session may expire after a few days or if you switch off your computer.
Then click on Publish (also available from the upper banner) and you will get access to the form. You will usually be redirected to this page automatically after logging in.

When using a vertical-screen device, the “Log in” and “Register” buttons will appear on the left drop-down menu. In order to access the Send Information form, you will need to go to the start page, www.medievalitis.com, and you will see the link.

Criteria for publishing content

Medievalitis will not accept content (posts or comments) deemed hurtful to or disrespectful of any individual. We urge you to contact us if you believe this to be the case. SPAM will not be accepted anywhere in the website.

We reserve the right to edit, refuse to publish or remove any content from the site, with the understanding that all modifications are made for the benefit of the website. If such modifications are deemed to be significant, we will notify the author.

Thematic Criteria

We have established to accept content directly or transversally related to medieval studies within the Iberian peninsula. Thus, we accept publications that reflect upon the Middle Ages, or that may be of interest for researchers of this period.

PFor information about news from outside the Iberian peninsula, the historical frame will be very restricted: we will only accept matters related to the medieval world.

Style Criteria

Titles

Titles cannot include the following information:

  • Date, location and organisers. These elements should be part of the complementary information section. If included in the title, they will be deleted, which may affect the understanding of the title as a whole.
  • Words that make reference to the category of the publication, such as “Call for Papers”, “New publication”, “Conference”, etc. They will also be deleted.
  • Initials and Acronyms. Not all users may necessarily have to be familiar with the meaning of initials or acronyms. The editor will be able to decide either to replace the initials with their meaning, or delete the publication altogether.
  • Long sentences. We recommend short titles.
  • Capital letters. The publication will not be posted.

Body of the Text

  • It is frequent to create publications by copying information from a PDF. This sometimes results in shorter lines and a bigger amount of paragraphs. If this happens, we will not post your publication. Please revise your publication before sending it.
  • Publications with very little text, or no text at all, will not be published. Where links are concerned, we do recommend brevity, but publications must be longer and deliver information.

Languages

We will accept content in any language both in the body of the text of the publication and in the commentaries. Where proper and place names are concerned, it is recommended to use their official form, in their language of origin. In this sense, you will not find among our categories cities such as “Seville”, languages such as “Catalan” and University of Alicante, but Sevilla, Català and Universitat d’Alacant. This decision was made in order to avoid misunderstanding.

Capital letters, bold, underlined and colours

We recommend the use of special styles for texts and titles. Use bold only on short fragments that are particularly important. Limit the use of underlining, which tends to be used for links. The use of italics should be limited to foreign words, and specific words and citations.

If the editor considers the use of special styles to be excessive, he or she may decide not to post the publication or to delete all styles.

The use of colours is not recommended. If you anyway decide to use colours, they must be very restricted; otherwise the editor may decide to eliminate them.

The use of capital letters is almost forbidden. Publications with a big amount of capital letters will not be corrected. It will not be published. If you wish to highlight a title, please do so through the text editor, selecting title format 1, 2 or 3, depending on its level. You will find this under “Title” or “Header” in the text box menu, under ¶.

Text box of the “Send information” form.

Images

The use of images should be moderate. Images should contribute to our understanding of the text. Images deemed to be superfluous to such understanding will be deleted before posting, without prior notification.
Posters and informative images are welcome, although these should not be included within the text. They should be posted on the main page or in one of the side bars.

As your main image, we recommend a poster with bright colours and eye-catching design, instead of a picture of the programme, which will be difficult to read and will not catch the eye. It works better to include the URL of the terms and conditions or rules, the programme and the call for papers in the sections expressly created for these items.

If you have no image, find one online, making sure that it is copyright free. If it is necessary to credit the image, please do so in the body of the text.

Do not make your content dependent on images, since search engines will not index the text and it will remain unnoticed, both in Medievalitis and in general search engines (Google, DuckDuckGo)

Labelling and Categorization Criteria

  • Categories. Choose (preferably) only one category for your content. Please bear in mind that:
    • In order to advertise a congress and its call for papers you need to create two different entries. Likewise for publications and calls for articles.
    • Congresses and Seminars should not be included in the “Education” section, which should only feature formal courses, summer schools or events with clear presence of teaching staff.
    • Avoid the category “Other news” as far as possible.
  • Disciplines. Choose the one that best describes your post or content. It is not possible to create new disciplines. Please get in touch if you consider that there are gaps in the existing list.
  • Organizations. Choose the name of the organization or organizations related to your content. Please include as many as possible. If you are unable to find all of the organizations under “Organizations” and “Cities”, please include their name in the box below, with initials in parenthesis if applicable. Please bear in mind that the names of some entities may appear in another language, so check the list exhaustively.

FAQ

What can I post on Medievalitis?

Content connected to the Middle Ages, preferably related to research related to the Iberian peninsula. We accept congresses (symposia, conferences, etc), calls for papers and articles, publications, courses, funding opportunities, job offers, information about research groups or projects, and other kinds of news such as thesis presentations..

I wish to post a congress and a call for papers

We recommend you not to post both simultaneously. It’s better if you first send us the information about the call for papers and your requirements, which will be posted under the category “Call for Papers”. A few days or weeks later, come back to Medievalitis and post another entry with information about the congress itself. That way, you’ll have two entries about the same event.

Can I post in a language other than Spanish?

Of course. You can publish information whichever language you choose, although we recommend Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan or English. We will never translate your posts, but our websites users may do so via online translators, so you should bear this in mind.
If you wish to publish information in two different languages, you can do so in the same post and let us know via email.

I cannot provide an image to illustrate my content.

Don’t worry. You can always upload a PDF file as an image. In the section “Image”, click on add and just upload your PDF file. If you do not have a PDF file either, we recommend that you source an image online (making sure it’s copyright free).
We always recommend the use of images, and not PDFs, and that you always upload these in JPG, JPEG or PNG format.

My content is not connected to any university. Can I post it anyway?

Of course. We accept information from every background, as long as it provides an interesting approach.

I submitted content a few days ago and it has not been published yet

Here at Medievalitis we review all the content that we receive. If your content has not yet been published, it may still be awaiting review. Please, be patient. If a week goes by and there is no change in the situation, please contact us at [email protected].. We do not post any content submitted via email or via social media.